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European Jewish Future - The Jerusalem Post

After time spent progressing through the painful experience of Polish Jewish history – endless ghettos, death camps and mass-graves – we arrived in the more hospitable environment of Italy. The very scope of the slaughter that took place on Polish soil ...and more »

Western Wall must not become symbol of Jewish divisiveness, says Rivlin - The Jerusalem Post

The Western Wall, the only remnant of the holy sanctuary on the Temple Mount, cannot be permitted to become a symbol of Jewish divisiveness, President Reuven Rivlin declared on Monday. Rivlin addressed an audience of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and ...and more »

Tisha Be'av lessons - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

During the long centuries of exile, Tisha Be'av's focus was loss. Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora were united on this day in mourning the end of Jewish sovereignty. With the return of Jews to their land, the central message of the day should ...and more »

Before Tisha Be'Av, rabbis urge end to narrow sectoral interests - The Jerusalem Post

“You can't look at the big picture if you're hating each other. You can win small victories, make some financial gains, but we're losing the holiness of why we're here while we do so.” By Jeremy Sharon. July 31, 2017 06:19. 4 minute read. > Women in ...and more »

Record 1200 Jews visit Mount on Tisha Be'av - The Jerusalem Post

More than 1,200 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning in commemoration of the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha Be'av, activist groups said. By Jeremy Sharon. August 1, 2017 12:20. > Before Tisha Be'Av ...and more »

Jewish visitors to Temple Mount jump 15% this year - The Jerusalem Post

Last week, several dozen prominent national-religious rabbis called on Jews to visit the Temple Mount “to strengthen our hold on this holy place." By Jeremy Sharon. August 1, 2017 06:40. 4 minute read. > Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors after ...and more »

Reflections on Tisha B'av at the Kotel - Commentary Magazine

Jerusalem, Israel — Fifty years ago, not long after the Six-Day War had concluded, my grandfather began the Jewish fast of Tisha B'av by reading Eicha (the book of Lamentations) at the Kotel. His melodious recitation of chapter after chapter bemoaning ...and more »

Israelis gather in Jerusalem's Old City for Tisha B'av fast - Middle East Eye

Thousands of Israelis attended prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to observe the start of the Tisha B'av fasting day on Monday night, days after violence shook the city. Right-wing groups also marched around the walls of the Old City, including ...and more »

The Jew's Lament - First Things

The Jews' saddest day is the Ninth of Av, which this year is Tuesday. During a fast as long and stringent as Yom Kippur, the children of Israel chant dirges mourning their alienation from God. Study of sacred texts, excepting certain theodicical and ...and more »

On Tisha B'Av, we must mourn our complicity - Mondoweiss

This is part of Marc H. Ellis's “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. Tisha B'Av is upon us, a fast day for Jews, commemorating the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem. With the ...and more »